The Ayres Visitor Centre

Nestled within rolling marram dunes at the northernmost end of the Island, the Ayres visitor centre houses a small but informative exhibition.

Providing loads of information about the extensive and varied fauna and flora found in the area as well as the habitiat itself, it features an excellent, beautifully-shot short film which really helps open your eyes to the wealth of wildlife you can expect to see in the area, whilst knowledgeable and friendly staff will answer any questions you have.

The Ayres is a truly beautiful area and repays time spent there. Offshore, you may see diving gannets or the occasional seal. Be sure, though, to keep an eye out for our native lizards - they can often be found basking in the sun on the top of the short wooden posts which surround the carpark.

Whilst you're in the area you can do much worse than visit the lovely village of Bride, and stop off for a cup of tea and slice of excellent cake at Bride Tearooms.

Photo by Charles J Sharp - Own work, from Sharp Photography, CC BY-SA 4.0,


There is plentiful car parking, and an amount of boardwalk, but the area is, by its nature, not very wheelchair-friendly. There may be a portaloo-style public toilet, but we couldn't guarantee it.

Contact Details

Ayres Visitor Centre and Nature Trail
The Ayres
Isle of Man

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Opening Hours
Day of the Week Opening Hours
Monday closed
Tuesday 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday 2pm to 5pm
Thursday 2pm to 5pm
Friday 2pm to 5pm
Saturday 2pm to 5pm
Sunday closed

The above are summer hours, from the end of May to the end of September

Published: 17 May 2022

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